I went to Home Depot yesterday. I needed a new faucet for my kitchen sink, because my current faucet leaks and buying a new one would likely cost the same (or less) than repairing it. I found a snazzy faucet that I liked, which excited me, but I got even more excited when I headed back to my car, because I saw something I’ve never seen before. Right there, outside the Home Depot, was a pickup truck full of oranges! At first I thought it was one of those pits filled with plastic balls that kids jump in, but then I saw a woman passing out samples of oranges, and I had to investigate. Check out all the oranges!
They also had that one pineapple and a couple boxes of cantaloupe, but I was interested in the oranges. The sample was delicious – sweet and very juicy, and I went over to the guy to inquire about cost. There was some language difficulties – both his English and my Spanish weren’t great – but I learned that they came from a farm in Fillmore, which is supposed to be a charming small town (I’ve never been) a couple hours away where HBO filmed a lot of exteriors for the show “Big Love.” He was selling big bags of oranges for $5, but the bags had 12-15 oranges – way too many oranges for me. I communicated that I wanted 6 oranges, which he sold me for two bucks. He loaded them into a bag, and handed it to me as I handed him the money. “For you,” he said, “I give you seven.” Seven oranges for two bucks? I should swing by Home Depot more often!
I’m off to squeeze me some fresh juice!
Keep it up, David!